DIY Repair: Car Dents and Scratches

Silver car with a dent on the bumper

Oh no! A new scratch or dent has appeared on your Canton commuter! The team at Riverside Buick GMC is here to help you figure out how to fix it yourself – or in the case that the job is a little much for a home repair, we can help you out right here at our Cartersville location! Keep reading to learn more, and do be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding what you read here!

How to Fix Scratches on Car

An unsightly scratch can certainly harm the curb-appeal of your Acworth faring vehicle, and if you care to keep it fresh then there’s certainly nothing wrong with attempting to tackle the scratch repair on your own accord. Check out these DIY fixes concerning how to fix scratches on cars:

  • Gently rub softened candle wax over the scratch to fill it in. This is by no means a permanent solution, but it will hold in an emergency. 
  • Like candle wax, you can also use super glue to seal off the scratch and blends in slightly with the exterior paint.
  • You can also use paint polish or a buffing compound to reduce the scratches appearance, or even eliminate it altogether. Follow the instructions on your specific compound/polish bottle.
  • Usually available at Parts Departmentslike ours, color-matched corrective paint can be used to completely mask the presence of a scratch.

How to Fix a Small Dent in a Car

A dastardly dent has appeared on your vehicle’s exterior panels, oh no! Time to try one of these simpler dent fixes, unless you’re planning on bringing our vehicle in to us.

  • Whether it’s the plunger from your bathroom or an actual-factual car dent plunger, using this tool can pop the dent out with several attempts at leveling the dent out.
  • You can try tapping out the dent from the other side of the body panel using a hammer or a mallet.

Deep Scratch? Big Dent? Call the Pros!

Now that you know how to fix a dent in a car, as well as how to fix a small scratch on a car, you can try to tackle some repairs at home! When the damage is too much for the tools at home, it’s time to call in the professional team at Riverside Buick GMC. We’re located just a short drive from Rome and we’re eager to assist you with your exterior restoration efforts in any way we can, including scratch repair and dent removal!

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